Workforce Management

The healthcare market is considered resistant to economic recession, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to hire and keep good workers when dollars are in short supply. Hospitals and clinics often outsource business processes such as clinical documentation and billing and revenue cycle, while working to retain care professionals and other core staff. Despite recent economic downturn, healthcare remains one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the United States.

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IT workers at Trinitas Regional Medical Center know that anyone coming to the hospital is not happy to be there, and CIO Judy Comitto understands that makes the job harder -- and perhaps more rewarding.
September 18, 2014
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Union Hospital's information technology staffers see themselves as part of something bigger than bytes and bits.
September 18, 2014
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The Way-to-Go, or WTG, book, a compendium of compliments directed toward the IT department, keeps getting bigger and bigger at Washington Regional Medical Center.
September 18, 2014
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"The neat thing about our IT department at Blessing is that we truly work with a sense of teamwork. We all work together to do what is right for our customers -- whether it is the patients or the clinicians," says Jessica Dalheim, information systems supervisor.
September 18, 2014
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Union Hospital IT staff members don't just help clinicians and others use technology, they show them how to make the most of it.
September 18, 2014
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Every single IT professional at Children's Hospital & Medical Center makes rounds in a clinical or operational area. That's right, rounds, much like the type clinicians typically conduct.
September 18, 2014
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The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System serves the greater Coles County population with a 128-bed regional hospital and numerous clinics and outpatient facilities -- a wide service base that has compelled the 30-person IT staff to make sure they visit clinicians outside the hospital to best meet their needs.
September 18, 2014
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"These folks really embrace technology, and they see the value in it and how it can help improve patient outcomes, and the bottom line, as well," said Mark Kilborn, CIO at Springhill Medical Center. As he sees it, Springhill IT staffers are always ready to exceed expectations.
September 18, 2014
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One thing AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center makes clear to its IT team: They're serious about investing in their employees.
September 18, 2014
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"Freshness" is a word you often hear in the food business. But given the amount of change underway in healthcare, and given how pressure can take a toll on staff members, you could say it's a concern for health IT managers, too.
September 18, 2014
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When it's hard to get good people, you work hard to keep the ones you've got. That's one way of summing up the philosophy of the IT department at the Bridgton, N.J.-based Inspira Health Network.
September 18, 2014
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How quickly can an IT department go from 0 to 60? That's not a question one often encounters in healthcare, but it comes readily to mind after you've heard about Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
September 18, 2014
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Education is the cornerstone of advancing a career and recognized to be very important for individuals as an ongoing process for skill development, advancement and expertise. The HIMSS Annual Conference is a HIMSS event in support of the various educational initiatives being implemented in healthcare today.
December 10, 2012
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HIMSS Professional Development continues to provide our emerging professional community with the necessary tools and resources to further a successful career path. CAHIMS is a new HIMSS health IT certification program designed for emerging professionals within the industry.
December 3, 2012
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Another first for HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services! HIMSS Career Services and the BioDistrict of New Orleans will formally collaborate and create career training opportunities that will support the BioDistrict’s quest to create approximately 22,000 jobs during the next eight to 10 years.
November 26, 2012
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We often find ourselves wondering what else we need to do to manage a successful career. Besides a degree, certification or experience what are the “other” pieces?
November 19, 2012
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HIMSS has placed great emphasis on nurturing “Emerging Professionals” in health IT as defined as those with five years or less work experience in health IT. Hence the HIMSS Emerging Professionals community, now greater than 12,000 strong.
November 12, 2012
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The HIMSS CPHIMS credential continues to become widely accepted as the premier certification for health IT career paths. The HIMSS Annual Conference in New Orleans in 2013 will provide an opportunity for attendees to take a CPHIMS review course as well as sit for the certification exam.
November 5, 2012
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Healthcare and IT jobs supporting these advancements will continue to be the fastest growing career paths. HIMSS realizes the need to support those entering these positions and the Emerging Professionals community has been designed to do just that!
October 29, 2012
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As our HIMSS Annual Conference agenda starts to build out, the HIMSS Career Services Center will be once again in full swing to support our membership.
October 22, 2012
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Registration is now open for the HIMSS13 Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans, La. This year, the venue promises to be even more insightful with keynote speakers of a caliber never before seen under one conference event.
October 15, 2012
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HIMSS is an organization built upon diverse membership and accomplishments. With these varied accomplishments come individuals who have gone above and beyond their various skill sets and helped shape the industry that is evolving today. HIMSS Awards Program is geared to acknowledge these industry leaders with various awards and recognitions.
October 8, 2012
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The upcoming HIMSS Emerging Professionals Masters Class webinar series, a quarterly special series in our monthly Emerging Professionals Community, will be co-hosted by the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the AHA.
October 1, 2012
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Partners Healthcare of Boston, Mass., is known nationally and internationally for their medical expertise and setting the pace for healthcare around the world. Now, add to their accomplishments hosting the first HIMSS East Coast Nursing Informatics Institute Day (NII) event.
September 24, 2012
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